Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Other F Word: Fatherhood (video)

Altern Attic (Wiki text); Seth Auberon, Pat Macpherson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

"Dad"? What have I done!?!
The Other F Word is an American documentary film directed by independent filmmaker Andrea Blaugrund Nevins.

The film explores the world of maturing punk rock musicians as they transition into parenthood and try to maintain the contrast between their anti-authoritarian lifestyle with the responsibilities of fatherhood, which is the "other F word."

Yay, dads!
In addition to interviewing over 20 musicians from across the spectrum of the punk genre, from Mark Hoppus of wusses Blink 182 to Fat Mike of marginal NOFX, the film also includes other emblematic figures from the subculture such as professional skateboarder Tony Hawk in a chronicle of the struggles and rewards that accompany raising their children. Released in the U.S. by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

So this is the rest of my life, huh?
Primarily rotating around interviews of Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg, the documentary switches between musicians as it jumps between their travels on the road doing concert tours and time spent at home with their kids.

In the course of the movie, interviews are interspersed with archived concert footage.

I still rock as hard as I used to.
It shows these punk rockers, from their early years to more recent shows, to depict some of the challenges they face in their roles as parents -- while at the same time maintaining their roles as anti-establishment figures for their punk rock fan following.

Remarking that their adolescence often lacked much in the way of paternal guidance, the interviewees speak of how they are earnestly trying to be the supportive role models for their kids that they themselves never had while growing up.

  1. Tony Cadena - The Adolescents (Adz)
  2. Art Alexakis - Everclear
  3. Rob Chaos - Total Chaos
  4. Joe Escalante - The Vandals
  5. Josh Freese - session drummer
  6. Fat Mike - NOFX
  7. Flea - Red Hot Chili Peppers [FEAR]
  8. Lars Frederiksen - Rancid
  9. Matt Freeman - Rancid
  10. Jack Grisham - TSOL
  11. Brett Gurewitz - Bad Religion
  12. Tony Hawk - pro skater
  13. Greg Hetson - Circle Jerks
  14. Mark Hoppus - Blink-182
  15. Jim Lindberg - Pennywise
  16. Mike McDermott - Bouncing Souls 
  17. McIlrath - Rise Against
  18. Mark Mothersbaugh - Devo
  19. Duane Peters - U.S. Bombs
  20. Joe Sib - SideOneDummy Records
  21. Ron Reyes - Black Flag
  22. Rick Thorne - BMX rider
What's in a blood test, huh, Hillary?

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